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42 views

Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
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0answers
18 views

ECS Elitegroup KV2 lite 1.0 Motherboard doesn't detect SATA drive and takes forever to load BIOS

my problem is as follows: I was connecting a (bootable) SATA hard drive to the 'ECS Elitegroup KV 2 lite 1.0' in my friends rig, which already had two IDE hard drives (one with bootable Windows XP) ...
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1answer
11 views

Remove Backup Drive, Windows 7 Fails to Boot?

I have 3 drives, 1 SSD (Letter E primary OS) and 2 backup SATA drives (C and D). In BIOS when I disable either or both of the SATA drives, the computer will fail to start. From what I have read, it ...
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1answer
27 views

HDD sometimes not recognised by BIOS during boot-up, not always

I have recently built a new machine with Intel G2030 4GB RAM and Asus H61-M-K mobo. I am using a 160 GB HDD (Seagate) from an old Core2 Duo machine. In the old machine, the BIOS sometimes would not ...
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1answer
33 views

Raid Setup, 2 Hard drives - one shows in explorer

I got a new pc delivered to me and I go to start up the PC using a raid configuration. I then go to are you happy with these settingsand I select yes. Later on, I then notice that one of the hard ...
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0answers
123 views

ASUS laptop stuck in splash screen loop. Can't access BIOS with HDD installed

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
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1answer
34 views

Switch HDD mode from RAID to IDE [closed]

I made an ghost of 2 drives that were installed as raid 0 I made a ghost to one big drive. Now in the bios, the big drive can only run in raid0 modus. Is there a easy way so I can run this drive as ...
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2answers
51 views

How to disable or choose the 'correct' windows boot manager?

I have recently changed motherboard CPU and Ram, my PC was growing for around a decade and it's a bit of a mess. I have 4 Hard drives 1 SSD and 3 HDD all full of valuable data (not photos). Before ...
2
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1answer
45 views

What damage can vibration cause on hard-drive?

My laptop's hard-drive completely died last week. It started with a boot-up failure, so I started up a live USB to inspect the drive. This didn't really work as it seemed to freeze the system up, but ...
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3answers
43 views

How to properly clone harddisk to external hardisk

First let my tell my needs: I mainly work on my desktop PC. IT is Windows XP SP3. But sometimes i have to leave my home city for urgency and from there i have to work on my pc. So, i keep teamviewer ...
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0answers
106 views

“We couldn't create a new partition…” error while installing Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U

So I've been trying install Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U, but I keep getting this error "We couldn't create a new partition...". I'm using 16GB usb stick that I made with Windows USB/DVD tool. I ...
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0answers
40 views

Laptop seems to be stuck in a boot sequence where it wants to boot from hiberfil.sys, which doesnt exist on the harddrive

So a friend of mine messed up his ASUS K70AB with windows 7 64bit laptop. Probably by closing the lid and removing the power too soon after. He asked if I could take a look at it so I went and tried a ...
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1answer
36 views

Disable RAID Controller at BOOT and Partition Each Disk

I have some decent HP Proliants server that come with "HP Smart Array P410i Controller" enabled, I am using these boxes to set up a Hadoop cluster and I know, RAID is for sure a no-no for Hadoop since ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

PC stack on boot/bios

A friend's PC is stuck on boot/bios. When he starts the PC it is stuck on picture #1. Then when clicking ESC it gets to picture #2 and nothing happnes (key clicks have no effect). It seems like the ...
0
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1answer
26 views

deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
2
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4answers
139 views

How to boot from new hard drive

My desktop computer is 11 years old, running Windows XP. The hard disk was crashing periodically, so I decided to buy and install a new hard drive. The computer design uses the Parallel ATA (=IDE) ...
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0answers
94 views

Why does my motherboard with SATA 2 (3 GBPS) port / cable not properly read a SATA 3 ( 6 GBPS) HDD?

I've an old G31D-M7 motherboard which has 2 x SATA2 Connector. I recently got a SATA3 (6GBPS) HDD (Seagate Barracuda 500 GB - ST500DM002) but when I try to connect to it, it takes a long time to ...
0
votes
2answers
98 views

Hard disk detects but doesn't boot, CD ROM gets detected as MATSHITA rv10 downloader

I started getting the Select proper boot media... notice on booting up my PC. I tried changing the slots on the motherboard, the cables, everything, but it still didn't work. I figured my SATA hard ...
0
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0answers
495 views

Problems building a new AMD A10-7850K based PC

I'm not sure where to start, there seem to be several issues with this build. I'll run down the specs first. That should be a good start. Specification MB: ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ AMD A88X FCH CPU: AMD ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

One excessive icon (Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media ) after changing the BIOS to AHCI

I installed the x64 version of Win 7. After that I modified the "regedit" and then changed the SATA selection mode to AHCI (which was in IDE mode before) in BIOS. But; 1- One excessive icon has been ...
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votes
0answers
32 views

Hard Drive isn't showing in BIOS

I installed a new Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500Gb hard drive, but it's not showing in the BIOS screens. Furthermore, when I start the PC it produces a beep sound. Maybe the hard drive's rotation is ...
1
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0answers
117 views

Flashing bios on an HP Machine with no hard drive

I have an HP Elitebook 2530p http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3782222 There is a common bios problem (I know I am not the only one who had this problem) that asks ...
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0answers
80 views

Windows 7 not booting from hard disc - POST is showing “No int 13 drives to support”

My PC now seems to be booting in to the POST but getting stuck with the following error: "No int 13 drives to support" I apologise for the length of this post, but the more detail, the higher the ...
0
votes
0answers
182 views

Can't detect any boot devices on a new Netbook

Hardware: LT41P04U Gateway Netbook --- Link to Specs: http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/NX.Y43AA.001 Bios Version : InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 Problem: Need to install Windows 7 64-bit or Windows ...
0
votes
0answers
210 views

Asus Eee PC does not show BIOS or POST on start up

I have been looking at an older netbook (Asus Eee PC 1005HA) for a friend. It encountered some errors in XP and refuses to boot due to errors in the systemconfig file. This is fine since it's going to ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Only latest used SATA port recognized in bios

I'm having a problem with my bios reading my harddrives. I have two harddrives with two separate Operating Systems on it. I'm trying to be able to choose which harddrive to load through the bios. When ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

VAIO Bios can't see 2-nd HDD connected to DVD slot

I have a problem. Bios can't see 2nd HDD connected via mSata to Sata connector. If I boot from other device or liveCD, the system can see it correctly. Harware: Sony VAIO SVS13A1Z9R BIOS Inside H20 ...
0
votes
0answers
520 views

Unable to unlock a SSD

I own a laptop Asus K56CA. Shortly after I bought it, I swapped out 5400rpm drive for a Samsung SSD 840. I’ve set up passwords: BIOS Administrator and User; also Master and User HDD Password. Now, the ...
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votes
1answer
186 views

I need BIOS R0140C5 for my Sony VAIO SVS13

can someone give me link to download BIOS R0140C5? This is stock bios on laptops. I didnt find any information, mb who has Sony VAIO S-series with this BIOS can make backup of it. My SDD is broken, ...
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1answer
65 views

Adding SSD to T420 with ultrabay HDD on bitlocker encrypted system

I want to add SSD to Thinkpad T420 with ultrabay HDD. Existing HDD is bitlocker encrypted as per company policy. I have got Admin rights to system. If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? Do ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

WD 3TB HDD showing as only 746 Gb when installed, but okay via media player

I have a similar issue to this old chestnut. I installed a 3Tb HDD (GPT formatted) in my Astone media player and my PC recognises as 3TB no worries. I then take it out of the media player any ...
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0answers
49 views

How to get BIOS to recognize Liteon optical drive?

The Liteon optical drive previously functioned OK as a boot drive. Now the BIOS says "No optical drive". The drive does read files on both H.R. Block and Windows 7 installation disks. The drive is ...
0
votes
1answer
351 views

My PC has problems noticing drives and booting Windows 8.1

The PC might suddenly notice the drive if I connect it with another device using just one cable or maybe two cables or do anything else that shouldn't have an effect on the pc like swap cables with ...
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2answers
129 views

SATA1 hard drive not seen by BIOS anymore

I haven't had much success with storage at all because all my hard drive and USB drives have gone faulty and all on them on this very old PC except a few USB. Motherboard: ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

Alienware Aurora R2 Slow Boot Up

I have an Aurora R2 bought a few years ago, and recently I decided a RAM update and new Samsung SSD would be good for speed. So now it's super fast, with the exception of booting up. It still takes ...
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0answers
51 views

Dell Studio Slim 540s JBOD RAID

I'm working on a Dell Studio 540s that has dual 750GB drives in what appears to be a JBOD configuration. The computer reports "Missing operating system" at boot. The BIOS appeared to have been ...
0
votes
2answers
467 views

Disk read error in Windows 8

When I try to run my laptop, it says: A disk read error has occurred; press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart. Then I restarted it a couple of times. After trying for some time, I finally was able to run my ...
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0answers
19 views

1-2 controller cards in system: How to initialize onboard controller first?

I have an older mobo in my system whose Promise PDC20376 onboard controller sometimes causes minor problems when other external cards (bus is good ol' PCI) are present and the onboard one gets ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Windows 8 laptop booting straight to BIOS. No logo

One month old Windows 8 laptop (Asus K55N-DB81) has suddenly stopped booting. When turning on the laptop, it goes straight to BIoS without showing any of the ASUS logos or anything. I've tried the ...
0
votes
0answers
695 views

“Operating System Not Found” after formatting HDD to install Windows 7

I replaced a crashed HDD on a friend's Sony VAIO SVE14111ELW with a new Seagate Momentus 320 gb 7200 rmp SATA hard drive (I ordered it bare from Amazon); because the other hdd crashed and my friend ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Why is BIOS switching from IDE to RAID mode?

Acer Aspire M3203. BIOS will randomly default HDD interface to RAID mode and fail to boot Windows 7, claiming there is no RAID array defined and, subsequently, "no boot device." If I go into BIOS and ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

RAM Specifications / HDD specs / System Compatibility?

couple of questions: I have recently acquired 8 older sticks of RAM, quite small individually... Pcm 256MB Pc-2100 (2 of these) D3 - 256 MB DDR - 400MHz - CL3 256MB DDR PC3200 256 MB, DDR, 400MHz, ...
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votes
0answers
130 views

Hard Drive Not Recognized,BIOS Supervisor Password

I have a Toshiba P855-S5200 laptop that I bought from Ebay around a year ago. It was running fine and smooth until I wanted to upgrade the existing hard drive to SSD. I exchanged my SSD (that was ...
0
votes
1answer
294 views

How to check if my BIOS is SSD compatible?

I have a Toshiba L850-13R laptop and I want to upgrade from a HDD to a SSD. However I read on forums that there could be problems where the BIOS could not see the newly bought SSD. How can I check ...
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1answer
178 views

BIOS not recognizing hard disk, but Ubuntu does

I have a Hard disk, that worked yesterday but is no longer being recognized by BIOS. I think this is because I unplugged it while the computer was rebooting (I know this was stupid) and now I cant ...
0
votes
1answer
523 views

Western Digital HDD disappears and reappears in BIOS

I know many people asked about similar problems, but I have a very specific case where I can't understand what's going on... I have a 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green disk connected in my Desktop, ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Win 8 / 7 Dual Boot Nightmare

I need help as I don't have any knowledge about windows boot process, but I'm willing to learn. Have an Acer Aspire V3-771 that came with Win8 preinstalled on 750GB HDD. Decided to try to use Dual ...
0
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1answer
438 views

ASUS P5B Plus motherboard - no any drives found - how to restore RAID array?

We have a small server machine with an ASUS P5B Plus motherboard and 4 SATA HDDs. The HDDs were configured in a RAID10 array. Up until now, everything worked fine, but now the system doesn't recognize ...
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vote
1answer
2k views

Bios won't boot my HDD (but he can see it)

I have a laptop ASUS A56CA moderboard model K56CA. I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and everything was working then I updated to a new Bios version flashed using Asus FlashUtility. The ...
1
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0answers
2k views

Error 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) - Lenovo Twist

I have a Lenovo Twist (S230u). When I boot it up, it shows the LENOVO logo, then under that it says ''To interrupt normal startup, press Enter''. Then it says ''2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main ...